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    'The Shining' Prequel Lands 'The Walking Dead' Writer

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    The Shining prequel lands a writer, and Stephen King isn't too thrilled about it. None of us can forget how epic Jack Nicholson was in Stephen King's,1980 horror classic, The Shining. It still arguably one of the best horror films of all time. I still have nightmares of Jack's face and voice in my dreams. And now, after 33 years, Warner Bros want's to tell the story of the Overlook Hotel, before Jack Torrence and his family arrived...a prequel of sorts. So far, the progress on The Overlook Hotel project has been very slow due to some logistical issues around who actually owns the rights to the story! Is it the studio OR is it Stephen King?! There actually wasn't a prequel written to King's 1977 novel perse, however there was a prologue that was edited out that was called Before The Play. Which, according to King, is scary enough to make a movie out of it. Now, usually edits and deleted parts of stories are included in any buy out deal, but because it's been so long. No one is sure who owns what! This could get hairy quickly, guys. Stephen King has already written The Shining sequel which will be released in September of this year called Doctor Sleep, and King basically told Entertainment Weekly that hes not too excited about there ever being a prequel movie. He said "Im not saying I would put a stop to the project, because I'm sort of a nice guy. When I was a kid, my mother said, 'Stephen if you were a girl, you'd always be pregnant.' I have a tendency to let people develop things. I'm always curious to see what will happen. But you know what? I would be just as happy if it didn't happen." Well, at least he seems nice about it...so far. Well, assuming they work out all the ownership deets, Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros has tapped former AMC's The Walking Dead showrunner, Glen Mazzara, to write the script for The Overlook Hotel, which is a decent start....with Mythology Entertainment's Bradley Fiscer, James Vanderbilt, and Laeta Kaolgridis producing. But how do you all feel about there being a prequel to one of the most iconic horror thrillers of all time? Do you think that Mazarra's success with The Walking Dead give's him enough experience to take on such an iconic project? You guys totally have to let me know what you are thinking on this, and make sure you are following ClevverMovies on twitter so we can chat with you there too! As always, thank you all so much for coming back to us here for your latest movie news, I am Erin White, and I will see you next time.